THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY
First show: July 04
Q&A after the 7pm show on Friday, July 4 with:
Lisa Rein, Coordinator of Aaron Swartz Day
As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. After emerging as a pioneer of Internet activism, education, and politics, he was indicted on multiple federal charges in 2011 and 2012, setting off a complex chain of events that left the Internet community reeling. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 26, Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Brooklyn apartment. His family, friends, and supporters immediately blamed the prosecutors of the case, who aimed to put him in jail for 35 years and brand him a convicted felon for life. Swartz was persecuted for the very rights and freedoms for which he stood, and that ultimately broke him. – Sundance Film Festival. Dir: Brian Knappenberger. 2014. Digital. 105 mins.
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